Sports Premium

The Government is spending over £450 million on improving Physical Education (PE) and School Sport in Primary Schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers on a year-on-year basis. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

Please click here to access the government website page on PE and sport funding

P.E. and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Halstow Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We will continue to provide two PE lessons a week and on top of this, children will participate in ten to fifteen minutes of strenuous exercise every day as part of our core priority to create a school where mental and physical health are a key part of their learning. In addition to this, students are exposed to lessons in mindfulness at least three times per week. On top of this, we have introduced a weekly mile for all children in the school, where we use our local park, The Pleasaunce, to help facilitate this run.

The government has announced that it is to continue with this funding for the foreseeable future. We are therefore delighted to be able to use our £12,000 sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in 2018 -19 in the following ways:

  • Ensure sport is at the heart of Halstow, utilising key staff in order for Mr Horan, our Sports' coordinator, to be covered so that he can attend sporting competitions with different children across the year groups: £3,000 spent on travel and adults to facilitate inter and intra-school competitions and also Borough-wide events.
  • Year 5 booster swimming sessions to ensure children are capable and confident to swim 25m unaided: 21 Year 5 children to attend costing £1,116 plus coach hire for 9 days (£1,692);
  • Utilise The Compass Multi Academy Trust schools to ensure more children across the school participate in competitive sport - travel to different school competitions - £3000
  • Whole school Sports Day at Sutcliffe park encouraging the Olympic values of teamwork, enjoyment and inclusion: costing up to £3,000;
  • PE Co-ordinator meeting for PE lead costing £120;
  • PE equipment totalling approximately £2000 to include new basketball hoops, table tennis tables and athletics equipment;
  • Ensure 100% of pupils are being active by facilitating two PE sessions per week, the weekly mile in KS2, 10 minutes of exercise per day, active playtimes, competitive sports and a wide variety of after-school clubs;
  • Continue to promote team values by participating in the weekly Charlton Football League and using photos and match reports in our weekly newsletter;
  • Sports Council members to raise the profile of sports across the school, meeting weekly to discuss ideas for the playground, arrange Pupil Voice on PE related matters and support younger children with PE;
  • Make links with local secondary schools and maximise expertise of PE practitioners, as well as facilities and equipment (3G pitch for tag-rugby, trampolining etc.);
  • To ensure we are inclusive and all pupils are given equal opportunity to achieve their potential and participate in a wide range of sports and competitions, regardless of gender;
  • Participate in The British Heart Foundation skipathon, promoting exercise and raising money for both the charity and the school;
  • Continue to offer a wide range of school activities to pupils across the school.

For example
Dance clubs will be offered to children in  reception to year 2
Football and cricket clubs are offered to years 3 to 6
Before school Karate club is on offer to children from year 1 to 6
Pro-infinity will run sports skills for children in reception and year 1
Multi-skills sports will be offered for children in years 1 – 3 in lunchtimes and after school

Our overall aim is to continue to raise the profile and standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all, especially with our new PE programme being put into place. We also aim to increase the competitions we offer children, using the other Compass schools for this.




Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?

Not Yet Tested

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?